Poison, An Evolutionary Mystery

Country, year: South Korea, 2015
Genre: Documentary, Science - Knowledge
Director: Sung-Woong PARK
Time: 3 x 50'
Format: FULL HD
There are various factors that influence the evolution of life on Earth : a change in the environment, parasites, food, natural enemies, climate and many other countless factors. Among the many evolutionary traits that animals and plants have developed, the ability to produce poison is very extraordinary. The documentary crew visited deserts, rain forests, and the ocean floor in search of poisonous animals. What kinds of poison do they use? How is poison correlated to natural selection? What is the role that poison plays in the march of evolution? These questions are pondered in this documentary. Costa Rica is situated in Central America where you will find the strawberry poison-dart frog. Despite being small and vulnerable, it exhibits bright colors that make it stand out in the forest in contrast to other animals that use camouflage to blend into their surroundings. Why is this so? It’s because the strawberry poison-dart frog has a lethal poison. How did they develop such a poison? Or perhaps the correct qu